Please Stand By… for Johnnyx exhibition

The newly-refurbished B&D Newcastle gallery space in Newcastle is being officially launched tonight (Friday, March 29) with a Brexit-led exhibition.

Please Stand By - Johnnyx's exhibition at B&D Studios in Newcastle

Please Stand By – Johnnyx’s exhibition is at B&D gallery space in Newcastle

Please Stand By is a solo pop art collection from North East-based independent artist, Johnnyx and will be unveiled at an open-to-all preview event at the gallery on Pilgrim Street.

Scheduled to take place on the date which was – up until last week – so often synonymous with the Brexit negotiations and process, the artist will be displaying their take on what we might be looking forward to, although they probably won’t have had time to bring things right up to date, given the continuing chaos under Big Ben.

Johnnyx says: “The show reflects my thoughts on our future – post Brexit. I extract themes from news stories, and re-purposed imagery from advertising and promotions – using an eclectic mix of old and new in order to create a provocative often humorous information aesthetic.

“My aim is to turn a de-constructional, sometimes subversive lens on cultural themes – and this time I am focussing on the UK’s current self-destruction mode.”

B&D Studios aim to support a variety of creative graduates who want to make the North East their home.

The preview evening runs from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at B&D Studios on the 3rd Floor, Commercial Union House. There will be a drinks reception, pop up food from Waroeng Indonesia and a Johnnyx artwork print auction with all the proceeds going to the Indonesian Tsunami disaster fund.

Early bird visitors will receive a free newsprint edition of Johnnyx’s art prints Please Stand By or DIY Cat – both exclusive to B&D Studios. Screen printed editions of works on display will also be available to buy throughout.

Please Stand By will run until April 19th. Contact B&D for opening hours on 0191 261 1215.

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